As you know, 1836 Kiest is under contract, but a house on the same street, 1814 Kiest, sold within the past year for $495,500. It was on a slightly larger lot, similarly updated, had an extra bedroom in the basement, but had 2 full baths and one half bath as opposed to the 3 full baths that 1836 Kiest has.
In case you're not familiar with the school system in Northbrook, there are multiple elementary school districts (K-8), most of which feed into Glenbrook North High School. The houses on Kiest are in District 28, which includes several different neighborhoods-- many are near the central downtown area of Northbrook on Shermer Road, where the train station, restaurants and businesses are located--a draw for many buyers. To give you a feel for the current market in District 28, there are 27 homes with 3 bedrooms and at least 2 full baths now for sale, ranging in price from $199,900-$729,000; 24 of them are under $530,000. They include a variety of styles--split level, 2 story, and ranch homes. In the past 12 months, 30 homes of that size sold in District 28, ranging in selling price from $206,000-$721,000; 25 were under $500,000.
Please let me know if you'd like information about Northbrook homes that might meet your criteria.